Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brown and Glass Plead Guilty to Winston Academy Vandalism

Vernon L. Brown Jr. and Hunter R.Glass went before Judge Morgan in a Winston County courtroom on Wednesday, November 20, and  changed their not guilty plea to guilty of 5 counts of burglary of a building other than a dwelling, 1 count of automobile burglary, 1 count of malicious mischief and 1 count of grand larceny each.

Brown and Glass were arrested almost immediately in February, 2013 for the vandalism and theft that occurred at Winston Academy in Louisville on February 16. Extensive damage was done to multiple buildings and classrooms at the school as well as the theft of a number of items including computers. Both men have been held at the Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility since that time.

Judge Morgan asked each of the young men if their attorneys had explained to them what they were pleading to,what penalty each guilty plea held and if they understood the possible consequences of their plea. Morgan informed the defendants that since they had waived the right of a trial, he would be passing sentence and that he would render his decision in two weeks.

Due to the nature of the charges, Brown and Glass could receive sentences of up to 7 years and fines of up to $5,000.